These pieces were constructed from fragments of piano rags by Scott Joplin (and in some cases, Joplin in collaboration with Scott Hayden). I modified and combined the fragments in various ways, and re-expressed them in scaleless Just Intonation. By "scaleless", I mean that instead of starting with a predetermined scale, pitches were freely chosen as needed to complete the desired just intervals at each point in the composition. (The same technique Lou Harrison called "free-style... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: experimental, ragtime, just intonation, microtonal, polytempo, piano, collage
Stellar Small Group Jazz of the 1930s Stuff Smith - Violin Jonah Jones - Trumpet Cozy Cole - Drums There's no grinding, no audio crisis going here because the files haven't been monkeyed with by frisky, giddy amateurs. Enjoy! ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Jazz Violin, combo, 1930s
Saz, concertina and hurdy-gurdy improvisations, recorded with Jim and Joel from Red Dog Green Dog in a trailer in rural Dorset. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: spontaneous, Dorset, saz, baglama, hurdy-gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdygurdy, gurdy, tabla, mandola,... Source: MiniDisc, hard-drive
Irish bagpipes and violin, Columbia 33350-F. See solo recordings of these musicians for biographical information. Carney gave lodging to Morrison upon his arrival in New York City, and they made for a marvelous duet. The name of the first tune is inevitably used for another reel. Willie Clancy recorded it on a 78 in the late 50s on the Gael-Linn label, calling it Michael Carney's Reel. Subsequently (?) he took to calling it the Ravelled Hank of Yarn, by which title it is now known. Patsy Touhey... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Irish, Celtic, Bagpipe, Uilleann, Folk, Oldtime, 78rpm, Fiddle
I'm completely ignorant of Japanese, so I used online translators to interpret the label. Based on that uncertain authority, the label seems to say that the songs are titled "Blues In The Morning" and "Boogie Woogie Girl", and the singer is Kasagi Shizuko. The band has a generic name, i.e., it's an unnamed studio band. I think this dates from around 1949. If anyone can add to or correct the above, please do. From the original 78rpm disk. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Japanese, Big Band, Swing, Blues, Jazz, 78rpm Source: Original 78rpm disk digitized by old78collector
Louis Jordan, born Jul 8, 1908, Died Feb 4, 1975. Vocals, Alto Sax, East Coast Blues, Jump Blues, Swing, Urban Blues. Effervescent saxophonist Louis Jordan was one of the chief architects and prime progenitors of the R&B idiom. His pioneering use of jumping shuffle rhythms in a small combo context was copied far and wide during the 1940's. Jordan's sensational hit-laden run with Decca Records contained a raft of seminal performances, featuring inevitably infectious backing by his band, The... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Daddy G's Memory Music, Louis Jordan, 1941-1951, Rhythm and Blues, R&B, Big Band Swing, East...
LibriVox recording of The Bacchae by Euripides, translated by Gilbert Murray. This tragedy is based on the mythological story of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agave, and their punishment by the god Dionysus (who is Pentheus' cousin) for refusing to worship him. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast:Dionysus: mb Cadmus: Bruce Pirie Pentheus: Algy Pug Agave: Roseanne Schmidt Teiresias: Matthew Reece Soldier: John Fricker Messenger: Dale Burgess Chorus/Narrator: Elizabeth Klett Audio edited by:... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audio, euripides, tragedy, bacchae Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
This is a contemporary amateur home recording of a live WWII-era radio news broadcast (see note below). The label is marked "#1 Japs Surrender Aug 14, 1945 7:05 PM". It contains live descriptions of the street celebrations that followed the announcement of the Japanese surrender that ended WWII. ( 7 reviews ) Topics: News Programs, Radio Broadcasts, Spoken Word Source: Home recording disk digitized by old78collector